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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 | 2016 | PG-13 | - 4.3.2

In this sequel a Greek-American woman (Nia Vardalos) and her husband (John Corbett) are burning out on married life as they struggle with their teen daughter's (Elena Kampouris) demands for independence. The woman's aging parents and large extended family add annoyance but a shocking revelation creates a need for cooperation. Also with Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Alex Wolff, Joey Fatone, Gia Carides and Louis Mandylor. Directed by Kirk Jones. A few lines of dialogue are in Greek with English subtitles and several lines of dialogue are in Greek without translation. [1:34]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A husband parks his car in front of his house at night and lays his wife back in the passenger seat, kissing her as she moans and giggles; she unbuttons his shirt and they both kiss and moan until her father knocks on the window with the whole family watching and a teen girl looks embarrassed (we see the husband's partially bare upper chest) as the family leaves and the couple begin kissing.
 A man sleeps on a bed, fully clothed and his wife bends over and is about to kiss him when the phone rings and the couple screams in surprise. An couple kisses at a church altar for several seconds. A couple kiss for several seconds in the church foyer. At a school dance a teen boy and a teen girl kiss for a few seconds while dancing.
 An elderly man is seen in a bathtub in profile and we see his chest and upper abdomen; from the hallway point of view, we hear him call that he is covered by a "big one." A woman wearing a scoop neck top reveals some cleavage and while talking to a man in front of other men and women, unzips her top about four inches to reveal a large amount of cleavage. An elderly woman wearing a long dress with a negligee over it is seen dancing in the street. Several high school aged teens wear tight jeans with blouses that reveal slight cleavage. At a high school dance, teen girls wear long gowns that show slight-to-moderate cleavage. At a wedding, several women wear gowns that bare some cleavage.
 An older woman gives a younger woman a red negligee and says the younger woman's husband will "slip in like an eel"; the older woman says to dress like a hotel maid and sunny-side up in the morning (likely referring to breasts), saying that men like all that and confidence is sexy, and then tells the younger woman to shave her whole body. An older woman tells a teen girl, "If you are too nervous on your wedding night to do your duties, faint, and your husband will take over." An older woman says to a teen girl, "Eyes open, legs shut" and another woman across the room answers, "For you, if your legs are open, eyes should be shut." An elderly woman reads a magazine with her eyes wide and we see the cover with large capital letters that read, "Sex Quiz." A woman says that when she went through puberty, her tongue swelled very large and sticks out her tongue for a man and a woman to observe. A woman tells a man that she has a mole on her tummy the shape of an island. A woman tells a man that her left ovary never made eggs, but the right ovary made two every month, and she puts the man's hand on her right side; his face is away from the camera and no reaction is seen. A woman tells another woman that at night she dresses as a vampire and her husband as a wizard, because he has a magic wand (the second woman looks embarrassed). A middle-aged couple discovers that they are not legally married and the woman grins and says, "I'm a hippie." A wife tells her husband in front of extended family that his marriage proposal to her was, "I want to put a baby inside you." A man says that Alexander the Great spread his seed all through Spain and then tells another man that the second man's sperm is slow and is the reason the second man has only one child. A Greek grandfather encourages his teen granddaughter several times to make sure to find a Greek boyfriend and he says, "Don't waste your eggs." A teen girl's grandmother tells her twice to always protect her private parts. Outside her high school, a teen girl's mother blurts, "You don't need to get married to make babies!"; a teen boy overhears and chuckles, as the girl becomes embarrassed and angry. A teen girl's grandfather tells her that he has found her a boyfriend (he has not met the boy) and when the boy comes in, he is only about 8 years old; the teen girl smiles and jokes, "We're getting married!" as she takes him away to make some food. An elderly man sits at a computer and his son tries to teach him to use the Internet; the son watches and says, "That's porn"; both men laugh and the computer screen is facing away from the camera and unseen. A wife suggests to her husband to think about adopting a baby. A husband in a restaurant tells his wife, "You might get lucky." On an old man's wedding day, another old man says to him, "Tonight, be gentle with your bride." Before a wedding, an old man tells a middle-aged woman, "You still look hot," and she says, "I know." A man tells his mother that his business partner is also his life partner and at a wedding party, the two men dance in a circle with the first man's mother.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - An elderly man gets stuck in a bathtub (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) and four men pull him out while grunting and falling; we then see four men seated on the end of an open EMT truck, with bruised faces and the elderly man is strapped in a gurney and wheeled away to the hospital.
 A man lightly slaps another man in the groin in two different scenes and the victim moves back to avoid contact; the slapper jumps on the other man's back, laughing, and a little boy sees them and jumps on another little boy's back as both boys laugh in one scene and three little boys jump onto a teen boy and knock him down and all four individuals laugh. Three men sit in a front pew, giggling during a wedding and an elderly woman slaps two of them on the head with a newspaper. A volleyball hits a woman in the side of the head and she falls on her back, looking unharmed.
 Three police cars with flashing lights and loud beeping sirens rush a wedding party to a church; brakes squeal as the cars take turns too quickly and three men in the back of one of the cars spill their drinks (please see the Substance Use category for more details).
 Several arguments take place between spouses, between extended family members, and between a teen girl and her parents; a man and his adult sister wrestle over a computer chair, each trying to push the other down into it. A wife says of her husband after a fall, "He's fine. I'll kill him!" A woman tells her dog to bite another woman in Greek. We hear that an elderly man who limps has a hip that locks up. A woman tells other women she is tired of her husband asking for mineral oil every morning to treat his bowels that are backed up and the conversation is broadcast over a PA system to wedding guests that fill a church and look embarrassed and amused. A woman outside a house at night looks at an EMT vehicle and tells two other women, "Oh, the old grandmother finally went. What was she, 120?"; a woman from inside the house raises her voice angrily telling them to stop making fun of the family. Three women stand outside a house and complain about the loud noise from a party in the back yard.
 A woman licks her thumb and rubs a little boy's face. A woman spits out peanuts she took from a bowl in a medical waiting area when the receptionist says, "Old guys suck the chocolate off those." A man in a restaurant tells a woman that he trimmed his nose hairs. A woman at a wedding spits toward a bride twice for good luck (we do not see the spittle but hear a short spitting noise) and her husband spits once (we see no spittle, but hear the same noise). An elderly man sprays Windex inside his trousers and says it has cured his hip trouble.


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LANGUAGE 2 - 1 mild scatological term (moose-caca [mispronunciation of "moussaka"), 6 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (old, grouchy old man, crazy, weird, stupid, stink), exclamations (oh my gouda, shut-up), 2 religious exclamations (Oh My God, Oh God).


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman says she will write a prank letter to her daughter's college to ask if they have a student lounge where her daughter can sell pot. Men and women in a restaurant drink wine in the background, four men at the back of an EMT truck drink from a bottle of wine, four men in a yard toast while drinking two shots of clear liquor each, three men in the back of a speeding police car drink shots of clear liquor (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), four men at a wedding drink shots of clear liquor and three little boys drink shots of Gatorade, tall glasses with a few inches of punch at the bottom are seen on tables at a senior prom (no one is seen drinking) and the principal says that he must check to see that none of the students are drinking alcohol (no one is), women drink champagne in a beauty salon, champagne is served at a wedding and a few men and woman drink it, and man makes a hand gesture of drinking to friends to indicate that his wife has been drinking heavily (she has not done so).


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Love, stale marriages, women's choices, feminism, family problems, grudges, aging, compulsive people-fixers, rebellious teens, independence, empty-nest syndrome, fear of the future, letting go, cultural differences, accepting one's ethnic heritage, friendship, cooperation, reconciliation, happiness, Windex.

MESSAGE - Families can overcome everyday challenges and romance can be revived.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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